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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    I don't think UEFA have got that far in terms of how violent a shirt tug can be. I can't remember anyone getting sent off for a shirt tug that wasn't a goalscoring opportunity. I don't think the ref can be blamed for giving a yellow there. I'm interested in what you think about the Portugal...
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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    Does section 12 say these offences are violent conduct? I think the refereeing and VAR were pretty good. I agree that words are most important. My point, however, is that many of the laws of football don't hold up to scrutiny. It's why we hear of the latest foul to be clamped down on every...
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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    Neither of these points are necessarily true. Tactical shirt pulling/ tripping/ body checking are part of a game plan. We know that these offences are usually punished with a free kick and yellow card. A large part of the force is supplied by Saka. I think it's difficult for any ref to send...
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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    Only if the player uses excessive force. Pulling a player back without using excessive force is not violent conduct. Tactical shirt pulls are part of the game. The punishment is a free kick/penalty and a yellow card if preventing an attacking opportunity, or red if preventing a goal scoring...
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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    I don't think it does. A red card issued for those offences would be because the offender has denied a goal scoring opportunity by committing a foul, not for violent conduct. In the event of it happening in the penalty area the punishment has been deemed excessive (penalty, red card, and...
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    UEFA Euro 2021 But Yet Somehow Still Euro 2020 Finals

    Apologies for dragging this up again but I've just read it. I think your interpretation of the law is not how FIFA implement it, although it is a valid interpretation of the wording of the law. I'll try to explain what I mean using the Portugal goal in your post. Offside offence A player in an...
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    America - The Official Thread

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.rte.ie/amp/1038689/&ved=2ahUKEwiDgP2wiafvAhX6VBUIHdXSDTgQFjALegQIIhAC&usg=AOvVaw0Qnq5kSgx1kmTp8PEbSgBj The EU Parliament voted to abolish DST by 2021. The coming clock change is supposed to be the last one. I don't know if any...
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    R.I.P Daniel Dumile (MF DOOM)

    Very sad news. Sparked by his recent collaboration with Badbadnotgood, I just spent an evening immersed in his music last week. It felt like I was hearing those songs for the first time again. RIP. Gilles Peterson will be paying tribute at 6pm GMT on Worldwide FM tonight. I suspect it'll also...
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    G29 issue corrupt setup

    I got this last night. I was using the safe setup with tyre pressure changes. A couple of race restarts didn't work so I reloaded the setup, adjusted the pressures again, and it was back to normal. Perhaps fiddling with tyre pressure might mean you don't have to bin the setup completely.
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    Economics

    @Danoff @BobK I don't argue against randomness in the universe. However, regarding what we're discussing, randomness doesn't give us any control over our decisions. Opinions vary on the subject.
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    Economics

    That's the spirit :cheers:
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    Economics

    I explained some motivations for acting. I'm not suggesting that someone can perform an action that wasn't predetermined. Our actions influence the motivations of others. What we teach children will form part of their motivations throughout their lives. Without motivation we would never act. We...
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    Economics

    There's no way for me not to, except for the times that I don't. I'm compelled to. It's infuriating :lol: It would be just as odd not doing anything. Sometimes i do things to please myself and sometimes I do things to please or help others. It feels good to feel good. The outcome is not known...
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    Economics

    I think it probably is. It's possible that true randomness exists in the quantum realm but it's also possible that our lack of understanding makes it appear random. Proving randomness seems unlikely but unless we prove otherwise it remains a possibility. Even if true randomness exists our...
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    Economics

    There are laws to help society function and it's necessary to have consequences for breaking them or we risk a breakdown of society. The threat of punitive measures informs the decision of whether or not someone will commit a crime. However, criminals are a product of their environment, their...
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    Economics

    It is possible that nobody in the group touches the ball but so unlikely it can be disregarded. So the sometimes is for a group that wouldn't form, but if it did, the factors that inform their individual choices not to touch the ball are what determine the outcome. Nobody. We don't know what a...
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    Economics

    Yes, but it would no longer be one group, or if it still is, the conditions would have changed. Scholarships allow some people to go to college that possibly wouldn't otherwise. They don't address the issue of why those people wouldn't go without a scholarship. Free third level education is one...
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    Economics

    It does't matter if nobody touches it. The statistics support that sometimes that will happen. It's also a predetermined outcome.
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    Economics

    It's ignoring reality and probability but sure. Yes. If the same experiment is repeated we'll get the same results. If we lock a group of people in a room with a ball, someone will touch it. That someone will make that choice is predetermined.
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    Economics

    It's theoretically possible but realistically it's extremely unlikely. The individual is free to choose as they please but for the group the choice is already made. We just don't know yet what choice each individual will make. Of course not, but patterns in the choices of a group as a whole...